Movement Maker Corinne Sanchez Earns PhD in First Joint Endeavor Between ASU’s School of Social Transformation and Santa Fe Indian School’s Leadership Institute

Movement Maker Corinne Sanchez Earns PhD in First Joint Endeavor Between ASU’s School of Social Transformation and Santa Fe Indian School’s Leadership Institute

Movement Maker Corinne Sanchez was among this year’s Arizona State University’s graduating class, which included the largest group of Native American doctoral graduates to ever collect degrees at one time.

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Members of ASU’s first Pueblo Indian doctoral cohort take a group picture during the Graduate Commencement on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Wells Fargo Arena. [Photo credit: Charlie Leight/ASU News]

The 10 graduates, including Corinne, are all Pueblo Indians who were a part of the first joint endeavor between ASU’s School of Social Transformation and Santa Fe Indian School’s Leadership Institute. The program is meant to train researchers and scholars within Pueblo communities.

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Doctoral candidate Corrine Sanchez (left) and her mother, Kathy Sanchez, share a moment April 10 before Corrine defended her dissertation about ending violence against Native women. Sanchez is a member of the ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Program, which recently saw its inaugural class of 10 students graduate on May 11. [Photo credit: Charlie Leight/ASU News]

The graduates, who got their degrees on May 11, come from some of the 19 Pueblos in New Mexico, and received doctorates in topics like Justice Studies and Social Inquiry. They all plan on returning to their communities to work.

Corinne’s dissertation focused on ending violence against native women. We’re incredibly proud of you Dr. Sanchez.

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